Re: Risk of epiduaral steroid?
Have you read the online publication, The Burton Report? It should help you with the decision.
The ESI is a diagnostic tool.
I finally gave in and had one in my back. Didn't work. I have no idea, to this day why I gave in except that the pain was unbearable.
I have permanant damage in my shoulder from having them there.
Only you can make the decision.
If the pain disappears when walking, I would wonder if I needed one. Have you found other things that make it disappear?